Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the United States of America (ARCUSA)


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops | Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

The Episcopal Church | Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations

Episcopalians and Roman Catholics have been in direct dialogue with one another for more than 50 years through the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in the USA (ARCUSA), and on the international level through the Anglican Communion Office in the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Consultations (ARCIC). In a common declaration signed in 2006 by Rowan Williams, then Archbishop of Canterbury, and Pope Benedict XVI, the two leaders renewed the historic commitment to the goal of "full visible communion in the truth of Christ."

ARCUSA continues its discussions through a current round of dialogue on the topic of reconciliation.


Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment (2014)

Response to Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ (2007)

A Pastoral Guide for Understanding Our Two Churches (2007)

Response to "The Gift Of Authority" (2003)

Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ (2004)

Agreed Report on the Local/Universal Church (1999)

Local Ecumenical Covenants


Other online resources

International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM)

The Anglican Centre in Rome

Joint Declarations of the Popes and the Archbishops of Canterbury

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